pentose

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pen·tose

 (pĕn′tōs′, -tōz′)
n.
Any of a class of monosaccharides having five carbon atoms per molecule and including ribose and several other sugars.

pentose

(ˈpɛntəʊs)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids
[C20: from penta- + -ose2]

pen•tose

(ˈpɛn toʊs)

n.
a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C5H10O5, or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis.
[< German (1890); see pent-, -ose2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pentose - any monosaccharide sugar containing five atoms of carbon per molecule
monosaccharide, monosaccharose, simple sugar - a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
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pentose